Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Yorkshire
  4. North Yorkshire
  5. Whitby
The Links Lounge @ Whitby Golf Club, Whitby, North Yorkshire

The Links Lounge @ Whitby Golf Club

5.0
5
72 Reviews
£25 and under
Cafe Dining
Previously based at The Willow Branch in the town centre we have moved to the beautiful surroundings of Whitby Golf Club. Food is available in the club bar and in the stunning Links Lounge with panoramic views across the golf course. Open to everyone (not just members) we offer classic afternoon teas alongside an extensive lunch menu including sandwiches, toasties, bacon rolls, homemade soups, burgers and main meals. We also have several daily specials. On Sunday's we offer a full Sunday Roast with a choice of Topside of Beef, Roast Turkey or Honey & Mustard Glazed Gammon. Friday is fish special day where we offer a choice of fish dishes alongside our regular menu until 4pm after which we just offer our Fish Friday menu until 8pm.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cafe Dining, Afternoon Tea, Burgers
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Tue–Sat 09:30–11:30 Lunch Tue–Sat 09:30–15:45 Afternoon Tea Tue–Sat 11:30–15:00 Sunday Lunch Sun 12:00–15:30
  • Phone number
    01947 600660
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.9Value

NoiseModerate

72 Reviews
  1. ElizabethH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really excellent visit. Club room above main venue, small room with a few tables. Very welcoming staff and friendly. Sunday lunch - beef/turkey/roast gammon and larger portions available - ideal for my 2 teenager sons who relished this. Decent portions good cooked food , lots of vegetable choices and decent proper Yorkshire puddings. A real hidden gem. a slight mishap with drinks split but manager very apologetic and bar bill not charged. would definitely recommend to book here for Sunday lunch. proper food.

    Is this helpful?

  2. GrahamB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Sunday lunch , the food was top notch the service was excellent . Just note you don’t have to be a member of the golf club to eat here , I would recommend you give this place a try you won’t be disappointed

    Is this helpful?

  3. TanyaD

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Sunday lunch with lovely views. Choice of 3 meats and size portions

    Is this helpful?

  4. NicolaW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, quality ingredients. Excellent service. Would definitely recommend

    Is this helpful?

  5. LisaO

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantasy dining experience we have now found our new place for Sunday lunch. Everything was excellent x

    Is this helpful?

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect venue for afternoon tea, breakfast, lunch, whatever, the food is always amazing! Friendly staff nothing is ever too much trouble and always a relaxing atmosphere with the best views in town!

    Is this helpful?

  7. AnnW

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really good breakfast before playing 18 holes. Very friendly service. Will definitely go back

    Is this helpful?

  8. Dxxx

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely spot on …. Had 2 young children with us and the waitress was wonderful … food was faultless …. Absolutely delicious, will definitely return!! And last but not least the views of course are awesome..

    Is this helpful?

  9. Swiv21

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious - cannot fault anything about our visit. Service excellent lovely clean and comfortable environment. Food top notch and exceptional value for money.

    Is this helpful?

  10. CarolP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Relaxing afternoon tea made lovely by very helpful staff

    Is this helpful?

  11. Dominik

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very lovely place. very friendly staff and very delicious afternoon tea. Don't be shy to enter the golf club to get to the Links Lounge, it's open :)

    Is this helpful?

  12. Sulin

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely views and great variety of food. Excellent service. Good mix of savoury and sweet. Well worth a visit. Only drawback was the stairs as we had one elderly lady. But even she said it was worth the effort. Great day was had by all of us. Would definitely come again.

    Is this helpful?

  13. HelenK

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So sorry this cafe is closing. Lovely staff and best afternoon tea ever.

    Is this helpful?

  14. CatherineG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place to eat, staff were very friendly and helpful and prices were very good as well as the food and drinks

    Is this helpful?

  15. TrishDale

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing afternoon tea, accommodating my gluten free needs. The place itself is a gorgeous little place, beautiful, clean and quiet. The owners cannot do enough for you. Such a diamond find, will definitely be going back

    Is this helpful?

  16. SaraH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely afternoon tea here and just the right amount of food! The cakes and cheese scones were very yummy. They even get us a “happy anniversary” card which was really thoughtful! Definitely a place to recommend!

    Is this helpful?

  17. Bugsy

    Las Vegas

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice Afternoon Tea with sandwiches, wraps and cheese scones for savouries and 3 sweet treats followed by scrumptious cream scones. Great value and excellent service throughout.

    Is this helpful?

  18. SusanC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am glad I read the reviews and booked. The afternoon tea was gorgeous and the scones were so light and fluffy. The glass of Prosecco was an added bonus 😊. Will definitely go back next time we visit Whitby

    Is this helpful?

  19. JaneyG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow!! What a wonderful place this is. With great friendly staff and the afternoon tea was amazing, warm scones that were absolutely delicious! I'd definitely revisit when in Whitby again.

    Is this helpful?

  20. ChristopherQ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had afternoon tea All homemade, flavourful, decent amount, lemon posset a must try. Staff very helpful an attentive, hand written anniversary card on arrival a nice touch. Great location in centre of whitby would recommend booking ahead to guarantee a seat as it is above a shop upstairs and space is limited

    Is this helpful?

  21. NicolaN

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never been for afternoon tea before so didn't know what to expect. We received a wide variety of home made food that was delicious. Service was excellent.

    Is this helpful?

  22. Moomin

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We came for afternoon tea, due to good review and pictures. The staff were very lovely and the food was well-presented but the savoury options weren’t great and one of our group could barely eat the sandwiches or the cheese scone. The sweet options were better. Glasses for the prosecco needed cleaning and everything else - crockery, tea, environment - just felt a little like a greasy cafe, which wasn’t the expectation from how it’s presented on open table. Am sure it’s great for a toasted sandwich, etc. but not a place you want to drink prosecco and have afternoon tea.

    Is this helpful?

  23. SarahM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous little tea room, tucked away above a cobbled street. Our reserved table was ready immediately, and the food was substantial, delicious and great value. Staff were attentive, but not intrusive, and created a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Highly recommended.

    Is this helpful?

  24. LeighH

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing afternoon tea for two. Lots of tea and coffee choices. I had Turkish delight tea. Hubby had cappuccino. Lovely warm cheese scones. Tuna n cucumber sandwiches. Egg sandwiches and chicken wraps. All delicious. The sweet treats were lemon posset and shortbread. Victoria sponge, scones with jam and cream. I had pear and almond cake and hubby had banoffee cake. All beautiful and presented on a 3 tier stand. Staff lovely. Great service. Would def recommend

    Is this helpful?

  25. Glenwalker12

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent afternoon tea with a very good selection, sandwiches/wraps, cheese scone, plain scone with jam and cream and two different cakes. We couldn't eat it all and the staff offered to box up the remainder to take away with us. Lovely staff too. Not much in the way of fancy frills but a pleasant enough tea room where the food speaks for itself and a friendly atmosphere. Would recommend it and would be happy to return. Bear in mind that the tea room is up a fairly steep staircase.

    Is this helpful?

  26. AlisonM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely afternoon tea with prosecco for my friends 50th birthday, even decorated our table, the service was amazing from start to finish , thank you

    Is this helpful?

  27. Crystals

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had afternoon tea here , it was great home cooked food , and the service was excellent. I would recommend it to anybody . Well worth a visit.

    Is this helpful?

  28. Fraz

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The tea room is quite difficult to find as it is upstairs on the slope up from the harbour. It is necessary to book as the tearoom is quite small. There was a good selection sandwiches, savoury and sweet scones, lemon posset and cakes.

    Is this helpful?

  29. Lucyb

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our afternoon tea. The food was tasty. The sandwiches were a good size to pick up and eat. Would have been nicer if one had been a meat filling. The cheese scone was very nice. There was a good selection of cakes and ended up having anything we couldn't eat boxed up to take away. I don't know if we could have had more coffee as we weren't offered more and wasn't told we could have a refill.

    Is this helpful?

  30. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Something different

    Is this helpful?

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Do not have one criticism at all, me and my wife were greeted with lovely pleasant staff who couldn't do enough to help, dietary requirements catered for perfectly and served the best afternoon ive had in a long time with a well deserved glass of beautiful prosecco... would definitely recommend the willow branch.

    Is this helpful?

  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely experience from start to finish. Everything was freshly baked and delicious. Service was exceptional and afternoon tea was extremely good value. Would strongly recommend this cafe 100%.

    Is this helpful?

  33. AlaneRnetY

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here, had afternoon tea, defy you to find better anywhere. Excellent!!

    Is this helpful?

  34. SamC

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super afternoon tea. All the food was lovely, but would have been nice to have had a choice of scone as it was just a plain one and a cheese one, which were very nice, but my friend did not like either of them and would have been happy with a fruit one. Apart from that there was plenty to eat. We were able to take home a goodie box. The staff were lovely and attentive. The tables were sanitized and we felt confident in the cleanliness of the place. Would recommend to anyone visiting Whitby.

    Is this helpful?

  35. JeannetteH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So welcoming and did their best to cater for my needs as a diabetic. Lovely little tea room.

    Is this helpful?

  36. SuzanneM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place. Very well organised. Food was delicious & plenty of it. Needed a doggy bag 😊 Very warm & friendly welcome with excellent service. A little hidden gem that we thoroughly recommend. Will certainly go again.

    Is this helpful?

  37. SusanH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had afternoon tea for 2 which was delicious; a good selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones. The cheese scones were very good and still warm. Friendly service and very good value for money.

    Is this helpful?

  38. BernadetteB

    Nottingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our afternoon tea was a real treat on a rainy day in Whitby. Everything was delicious, the service was excellent and our host offered to box up the slices of cake we couldn’t manage (we were full!) without us having to ask.

    Is this helpful?

  39. MollyG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice welcoming friendly place. Staff very inviting

    Is this helpful?

  40. Wakey

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our son bought us a voucher for afternoon tea at The Willow Branch. We arrived a little early but were shown to our table and social distancing was operated to perfection. Our food was brought to us promptly and everything was of a high standard. Special mention for the cakes they are all baked by one of the staff and they were absolutely fantastic. So highly recommended as far as I am concerned and well worth a visit.

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

The Links Lounge @ Whitby Golf Club is rated 5 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Links Lounge @ Whitby Golf Club

Sandsend Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3SR

Additional information

  • Area
    Whitby
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Tue–Sat 09:30–11:30 Lunch Tue–Sat 09:30–15:45 Afternoon Tea Tue–Sat 11:30–15:00 Sunday Lunch Sun 12:00–15:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cafe Dining, Afternoon Tea, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Bus stops both directions at the end of the drive for easy access to and from town
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
Rentalcars Logo
OpenTable Logo